Item description for Christy Miller Collection: True Friends/Starry Night/Seventeen Wishes (Christy Miller Collection) by Robin Jones Gunn...
Overview A collection of previously published books featuring Wisconsin farm girl Christy Miller as she learns about Christianity and life.
Publishers Description The first nine books in the popular Christy Miller series are now available in three treasured volumes Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn packs each one with enough action, romance, and drama to keep you reading and wanting more. It all starts the summer Christy vacations on a California beach and meets two friends who change her life forever. But after moving across the country with her family, Christy must begin her sophomore year of high school uncertain where she'll fit in. A red-headed new best friend, a try at cheerleading, a job at a pet store, and expectations for the prom fill Christy's high school years with a string of laughter-and-tears moments. Fireball Katie keeps everyone guessing what she'll do next, and surfer Todd keeps showing up while popular Rick has determined to get her full attention As these memorable years unfold, Christy and her God-loving friends find out what it means to be a "peculiar treasure." Follow Christy Miller as she stays true to her identity in Christ, drawing closer to God for help in realizing her dreams and dealing with her disappointments. Whether you're meeting her for the first time or have known her for years-- Christy Is a Forever Friend "True Friends " What is a true friend? Christy Miller knows she has two of them: Todd and Katie. To show how much she appreciates them, she writes to Todd, who's off surfing in Hawaii, and she agrees to join the ski club with Katie...even though she's scared of skiing Fortunately, Christy and Katie can laugh as they bumble their way around the bunny slopes at Lake Tahoe. But Christy finds herself caught between new friends and her loyalty to Katie. Will Christy find a way to be a true friend when it counts most? And will she ever hear from Todd? "Starry Night " It's Christmastime, and Christy Miller has so much going on: family time, work, and maybe, just maybe, going to the Rose Bowl Parade with a bunch of friends. If only she could answer Uncle Bob's tough questions. Todd's buddy Doug gives her some insight, and she starts to appreciate him in a whole new way. Rick Doyle shows up again...but is he pursuing Christy or the cutest elf at the mall? Through it all, will Christy find someone special to count the stars with? "Seventeen Wishes " It's summer, and that means the beach and other adventures. And Christy Miller's best friend, Katie, is always full of ideas. They'll be camp counselors But when Katie can't go, Christy is bewildered and overwhelmed by her fifth-grade girls, who have boundless energy for anything except what Christy wants them to do. Do they even hear a word she says? Soon they're playing matchmaker between Christy and Jaeson, a handsome counselor...and he doesn't seem to mind. When Christy's seventeenth birthday arrives later in the summer, just what will she be wishing for? Story Behind the Book "The Christy Miller series was actually born when a group of thirteen-year-olds challenged me to write a novel. I'd been questioning the content of their favorite books when they said, 'Why don't you write a book for us?' I told them no, I only wrote picture books. But they persisted: 'How hard could it be? We'll even tell you what to write We want a love story with teenagers at the beach.' And there you go. "Summer Promise "first released seventeen years ago and is now translated into five languages. I continue to hear from readers all over the world, many girls saying that they gave their life to Christ after reading" Summer Promise. "I love that " --Robin Jones Gunn
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Studio: Multnomah Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.28" Height: 1.43" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Christy Miller Collection
ISBN 1590525868 ISBN13 9781590525869
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More About Robin Jones Gunn
When Robin Jones Gunn was in first grade her teacher wrote on her report card, “Robin keeps the entire class entertained at rug time with her stories.”
Even with such an early affirmation, Robin didn’t seriously consider becoming a writer during high school or college. She was more intrigued by the idea of traveling to foreign lands and telling people about God’s love.
But Robin’s husband also noticed her gift for story-telling and urged her to attend a writers’ conference. That first conference opened the door for publication of devotions, articles, interviews and eventually 15 children’s books.
While on a camping trip with their church youth group, Robin grew concerned when she saw what the girls were reading in their tent. The 13 year-old girls challenged her, saying, “If you don’t want us to read these books then you should write novels for us. We’ll even tell you what to write. How hard could that be?”
Early Mornings in Robin’s Nest
For over two years Robin carved out time to write by getting up at 3am, three days a week. Each week she would read the finished pages to the girls in the youth group and they would send her home to write and rewrite some more. After ten rejections Robin’s first novel was accepted for publication and released in 1988. More books followed and soon the Christy Miller series was joined by the Sierra Jensen series, the College Years and the Katie Weldon series. Thousands of readers have contacted Robin over the years to let her know how these stories changed their life.
Robin continued exploring other avenues of storytelling with gentle romances in the Glenbrooke series, women’s friendships in the Sisterchicks® series and family relationships in five women’s novels and two Father Christmas novellas.
Stories Travel the Globe
Over the past 25 years Robin has written 82 books with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. To her great delight, Robin’s books are doing exactly what she always hoped to do – they are traveling around the world and telling people about God’s love. She is doing the same. Over the past ten years Robin has been invited to speak at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe and Australia.
Robin and her husband have two grown children and have been married for 35 years. They live in Hawai’i where she continues to write and speak in rhythm with her life verse:
“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the LORD Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24.
Robin Jones Gunn currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon. Robin Jones Gunn was born in 1955.
Robin Jones Gunn has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Christy Miller Collection Volume 3 (Books 7-9)?
Excellent reading for teen girls today! Jun 17, 2008
Christy Miller is a wonderful series for teen girls today. Christy's character faces many of the same challenges teens do today & she stands strong in her Christian faith. She remains pure & is a great testimony!
Just good writing Mar 4, 2008
I agree with the other reviews of Ms. Gunn. I simply love her stuff. I'm writing this review because I am an author. It is difficult to find Christian books for teens that are both realistic and appropriate. She is the first YA writer I can admire and also love to read. Her books show the reader how the subtleties sneak in. Get your kids on these books around age 12. There are plenty of books to follow.
Excellent Christian Book for Teens May 7, 2007
In a day and time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to find age appropriate reading for Christian Teens...Robin Jones Gunn has fit the bill with her Christy miller Series...My 14 year old is hooked, and I read them and loved them too. I bought all 12 books for our church library!
Every girl should read this book! Jan 9, 2007
It is beautifully written with a wholesome approach to life and love. It is the story of a young girl's progression from early adolescence to young adulthood. The story chronicles her understanding of true love and at the same time shows her development as a christian and her increasing passion for her love of Jesus Christ I highly recommend it!